Aerial view of Arkansas forest


Forest Action Plan

Serving forest landowners and protecting the natural state

Arkansas is 56 percent forested. This includes 18.9 million forested acres, which are 40 percent oak-hickory, 32 percent pine, 16 percent bottomland hardwood, 10 percent oak-pine, and two percent cedar. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Forestry Division promotes rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development, and conservation. Arkansas’s Forest Action Plan discusses critical issues and presents strategic themes with specific objectives and actions for addressing them.

Best Management Practices

Arkansas’ best management practices (BMPs) program is non-regulatory. The Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Forestry Division is responsible for BMPs development, offering courtesy examinations as a public service.

Click here to learn more about Arkansas’s BMPs program and recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Arkansas Forestry Publications

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